Resources

Class Presentations
Speculative City F18: Class Intro


Additional Recommended Readings
Speculative Design: Criteria and Motivations by James Auger
DesignFiction: A short essay on design, science, fact and fiction by Julian Bleecker

How Will Capitalism End? (Introduction) by Wolfgang Streeck
Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
Willing Slaves of Capital: Spinoza and Marx on Desire by Frédéric Lordon
Historical Capitalism by Immanuel Wallerstein
Rebel Cities (Preface & Chapter 1) by David Harvey

Tell Me It’s Going to be OK by Miya Tokumitsu (The Baffler)
“The individual under neoliberalism is atomized, competitive, and above all, anxious. Indeed, as David Beer and others have pointed out, it’s precisely the gnawing and ever-present sense of anxiety that serves as the neoliberal social order’s psychic motive force. Only when we humans hold each other in paranoid suspicion does the so-called free market work.” 


Recommended Books
Speculative Everything by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby
Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne
Adversarial Design by Carl DiSalvo

How Will Capitalism End? by Wolfgang Streeck
Four Futures by Peter Frase
Envisioning Real Utopias by Erik Olin Wright
Rebel Cities by David Harvey
Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically by Chantal Mouffe

Archigram: Architecture without Architecture by Simon Sadler
Superstudio: Life without Objects by Peter Lang and William Menking


Recommended Viewing
Black Mirror (on netflix)


Topical Articles
Harvard Institute of Politics Spring Poll 2016

“Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation” by Jean Twenge in The Atlantic

Participatory Budgeting Project

Brazil let its citizens make decisions about city budgets. Here’s what happened. by Brian Wampler and Mike Touchton in The Washington Post

Is Participatory Budgeting Real Democracy? by Anna Clark in Next City

Finland’s universal basic income trial for unemployed reduces stress levels, says official in The Independent

“Why Finland’s Basic Income Experiment is Failing” by in The New York Times

“The Netherlands’ Upcoming Money-for-Nothing Experiment” by Tracy Brown Hamilton inThe Atlantic

Canada’s largest province to launch universal basic income trial by Harriet Agerholm in The Independent

VIDEO: Understanding the Mondragon Worker Cooperative Corporation in Spain’s Basque Country on Democracy Now